Science: Things That Go Whiz

The frightening idea really began to ake hold on June 24, 1947. That was the lay when Kenneth Arnold of Boise, Idaho ooked out of his airplane near Mt. Rainier nd saw—or thought he saw—nine enormous discs flying at 1,200 m.p.h. The .ewspapers began to talk about "flying saucers."

As the flying-saucer idea sank into the public mind, all sorts of mysterious swooping things were reported. Policemen in Portland, Ore. saw discs that looked like 'shiny chromium hubcaps." Two pilots n Alabama saw a huge black object bigger than an airliner. A man in...

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